Pablos Holman is a futurist, IT security expert, and notorious hacker with a unique view into both breaking and building new technologies. At Komposite, he consults on bizarre invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies. -PICNIC
Bruno Giussani is a Swiss writer, entrepreneur, idea generator and conference producer.
He is a contributor to several publications in Europe and the US (The Economist, IHT, L'Hebdo, Il Sole-24Ore, etc), and writes the EuroScan column for BusinessWeek Online. He is also the European Director of the TED conferences (www.ted.com) and a member of the advisory board of Picnic; the author of several books, including "Roam: Making Sense of the Wireless Internet "(Random House); and a member of the boards of directors of Tinext and Namics, two Swiss Internet consultancies. He is a 2004 Knight Fellow at the Department of Communication of Stanford University. He blogs at www.LunchOverIP.com.
Pablos is a futurist, inventor, security expert, and notorious hacker with a unique view into both breaking and building new technologies. At Komposite, he consults on invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies - making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa. Previously, Pablos helped build the world's smallest PC; spaceships at Blue Origin; and artificial intelligence agent systems. He is a member of The Shmoo Group of security experts, and helped create the Hackerbot, a WiFi-seeking robot.
By day, Pablos is working at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory where a wide variety of futuristic invention projects are under way including a fission reactor powered by nuclear waste; a machine to stop hurricanes; a system to reverse global warming; and tools to help eradicate malaria. By night, Pablos is a highly sought after speaker for events all over the world.
Relating the unique mindset and powers of hackers to all aspects of invention and innovation, he terrifies and delights all audiences.